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Presidential Palace accuses Peter Obi of hypocrisy over Tinubu’s COP28 delegation


The Presidency has accused Peter Obi, the Labor Party (LP) presidential candidate for the 2023 presidential election, of hypocrisy following his comments regarding President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s delegation to COP28.

The United Arab Emirates (UAE)'s Obi, speaking on X-handle on Sunday, reacted to the number of Nigerian representatives at the COP28 in Dubai, saying it was a waste of scarce resources.

According to a list published by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), of the 81,027 delegates registered to attend the summit in person, Nigeria had 1,411 participants, the third-highest number after China. .

The former Anambra State governor described the situation as a “sad twist of irony” due to China’s unparalleled economic advantage over Nigeria.

Reacting to the comment, Nigerian Vice President Kassim Shettima's spokesperson, Stanley Nkwocha, in a statement on his He said it was a series of self-aggrandizements by Obi aimed at convincing him that he was.

“We have taken note of the remarks of Mr. Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labor Party (LP) in the 2023 presidential election, in which he once again set out to disparage the government of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu. “We made a feeble and futile attempt,” Nkwocha said.

“For 24 hours, Obi danced naked in public squares, trying to attract the attention of people who were willing to listen to his falsehoods and distorted views of waste.

“On Sunday, he accused the current government of sponsoring a delegation of more than 1,400 people to Dubai for COP28.

“The next day, Monday, after his crushing defeat in the presidential election, the subject of his newfound passion, armchair criticism, was the 15.5 billion yen budgeted by the Federal Capital Territory Authority (FCTA) to renovate the deputy government residence. It was a budget proposal for Norway. The president claimed to pay the annual salaries of 3,000 university professors.”

Mr Nkwocha said it was clear that the Labor Party candidate in particular was an unhealthy person who would be traumatized after the election, but if the record needed to be set straight, the President did not bother to give a response that would satisfy Mr Obi. He said he was deaf.

“Amid recent heavy attacks on President Tinubu and his deputy, Vice President Kassim Shettima, Obi has sought to convince Nigerians that he is the only one who has the interests of Nigerians at heart. began a new series of self-aggrandizement aimed at

“But a clear shift in the veil will reveal a deeper picture of a man still crying out after a heartbreaking loss in the 2023 presidential election.”

The spokesperson explained why a budget of N15.5 billion was earmarked for the renovation of the Vice Presidential Palace.

“For the sake of history, it must be clarified that the proposed construction of the Vice Presidential Palace, which was budgeted for by the FCT administration in the 2024 budget, was awarded by the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan. ”.

“It was not the brainchild of the current administration. Mr. Obi knows that, but he is trying to stir up targeted groups of Nigerians and use his usual stupid pretense to get cheap political goals, praise and accolades. I chose to do that.”

He explained that the project, which was restarted in 2010 with funding from the Jonathan administration, was abandoned before the current FCT Minister, Nyesom Wike, decided to revive the building.

Source: guardian.ng

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